David Chokachi: Confession of a Teen Idol

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You don't need to wait until January 4 to hear the Confessions of a Teen Idol.

This VH1 reality show/support group, which will be hosted by Scott Baio and will update viewers in a number of former heart throbs, premieres on the date mentioned above.

But OK! caught up with Baywatch star David Chokachi and asked him about the upcoming series:

You almost quit the series in the first episode?
They couldn’t disclose everything we would be doing on the show, and when I talked to our producer, Scott Baio, I said to him, “Would you say ‘yes’ to a movie without reading the script?” I had no idea  what they were planning to do to us. But it was a chance to a explore new medium I hadn’t worked in, and it wasn’t a competition, that was really positive. Still, doing the show was a gamble.

What have you been doing since you left the beach?
I did Witchblade, which was completely different from Baywatch. I was a New York City detective and the role was kind of dark and edgy and changed people’s perception of me completely. It’s hard to get the Baywatch image out of people’s mind, so I’m constantly finding things where I can play against type.

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